Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

It seems like most bloggers I know are emphasizing goal-making and hustling strategies for the new year. For some reason, this has never appealed to me. I know it's good to make goals and work towards bettering yourself, but all the pressure that comes with the new year just gives me anxiety. So I tend to shy away from that sort of thing.

2015 Highlights

2015 Highlights

This year is no different. I'm not saying I don't want to make changes or work towards reaching new heights both professionally and personally, I'm just saying I like to keep things simple and take life as it comes. Over the past few years it seems like every time I make a plan it gets swept away by circumstances beyond my control. I've learned to loosen the reins a little bit and roll with it. Maybe later on in life I'll be able to make more concrete plans with my life, but for now I'm in a season of waiting and listening and supporting...and I'm okay with that. 

My main focus for the new year will be finishing this surrogacy and being there for my family however they need me. I want to soak in and enjoy these months. I want to stay quiet. I want to relax. I want to meditate. I want to help others. I also would like to take some time to write more, but I'm not really sure what that looks like. I will continue to contribute to and I keep toying around with the idea a book, but I'm not trying to put too much pressure on myself. I find that the more I try to force the writing thing to happen, the less it does. Inspiration flows when I least expect it, so I just have to let it happen. Again, I'm not saying there isn't room for concrete goals, I'm just saying that I'm feeling more of a "go with the flow" vibe for now. For all I know this may all change in a few months and that's the great thing about this life. January doesn't have some kind of magic to it. I could set goals at any time. It doesn't matter if I don't have all my stuff together by January 1st. It doesn't mean the whole year is shot, it just means that inspiration and ideas don't have a timetable. 

I'm excited to see how this new year will play out. I know God will do good work. I'm ready to take it all in and be a part of His good work in any way He will have me.